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Excellent Training, Few Opportunities for Long Term Growth

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Former Employee - National Account Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - National Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

I worked at Echo Global Logistics full-time for more than a year

Pros

The LTL training program was excellent. They've reformatted it a bit since I was hired, but Echo was my first supply chain job. It was a thorough and comprehensive introduction to LTL transport.

Cons

Very high turnover. Salesmen complain of "lead-lock," or a lack of available prospects to call on. Disputes over leads and accounts are frequent and usually settled in favor of senior reps, so it's difficult to gain traction as a young salesperson. Sweeping changes in benefits and commission structure were made without warning.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Work amongst peers but tough to be more than just a number

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you're a young person just starting out, this is a great first job in Chicago. Nearly all of the 300+ employees in Chicago are between 23-30. Easy to make friends as most people are in the same boat, first job in Chicago, don't plan on staying there for very long.

    Cons

    A new recruiting class of 20 every month. You are not much more than a number and if you aren't catching on the company will not hesitate to cut you loose. There is a lot of external competition in this industry in Chicago, but the enormous amount of sales reps in the company creates an enormous amount of internal competition. High volume/small margin approach makes it exceedingly difficult to reach commission threshold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having a better system for handling old leads could allow customer sales reps to have more success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Filled with false hopes. Plenty of hard work and nothing in return.

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Young, fun work environment for the most part. Snacks and sodas and coffee provided. Opportunity to make a good amount of money.

    Cons

    Plagued with favoritism, micro-management, and executives who don't care about 90% of their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of everyone, quit hiring everyone for sales and then giving them other jobs. Source people and train them for the jobs they will be doing in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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